PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), a member of the House
Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement today:

“We cannot permit the North Korean regime to have the ability to threaten our
country with a nuclear weapon. The United States must work with China and our South
Korean and Japanese allies to make clear to Kim Jong-Un that there will be
consequences if he continues down this path.”

“This is not a time for escalating rhetoric that threatens to bring the world to the
brink of war. It is critical that the Trump administration work carefully, and in
close consultation with Congress, to craft a diplomatic solution that results in
North Korea giving up their missile program and nuclear weapons for good.”